BMW’s quest to make vehicles stronger, lighter and more fuel-efficient is never ending. In order to achieve these goals, new ways of thinking and new materials are necessary. That translates into new repair procedures.
We were always taught 14.7:1 was the perfect ratio of air to fuel. Well, with the need to improve fuel economy and decrease harmful emissions, leaner air/fuel ratios are required. How is the PCM going to determine how lean is lean?
BMW vehicles are continually sprouting new electrical and electronics circuits, including different sensors, CAN data buses and fiber optics. So, the ability to follow and interpret wiring diagrams is becoming more and more important if you’re going to keep servicing these super-computers on wheels.
Being in the luxury segment means BMW vehicles provide great creature comforts as well as high performance. So, keeping their climate control systems functioning properly should be a high priority for you.
by Kerry Jonsson Since 1991, BMW has installed the General Motors THM-R1 transmission in the 3- and 5-Series. As the relationship between GM’s French division (Hydramatic) and BMW grew, so did the number of gears in the new transmission. While the new six-speeds are on the way, here are some things we need to watch […]